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derby

noun [C] (SPORTING EVENT)    /ˈdɑː.bi/ US  /ˈdɝː-/
a sports event between teams in the same area: a local derby between Manchester United and Manchester CityCompetitions, and parts of competitions mainly US a sports event in which any competitor can take part: the annual New Hampshire fishing derbyCompetitions, and parts of competitions
(Definition of derby noun (SPORTING EVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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